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New release of Data Dynamics Reports

We’re fast approaching the first point release of Data Dynamics Reports and I decided it was time to put a beta out there.

New in this release is support for hiding the main menu and toolbars of the end user designer control as well as the ability to fire those commands on the designer.

I’m looking for feedback specifically on that functionality.

A hidden feature is that we’ve made some changes to support medium trust environments, like those found on many ASP.NET hosts.  I didn’t announce it in the release notes because there are still some issues with the way it works.

Due to the limitations imposed by medium trust certain features are not supported without minor security changes.  For example; in order to generate a PDF the report engine needs access to the font files.  By default medium trust won’t give us access to the fonts directory nor to the API call we need to make in order to find it.  The compromise is to fall back to the fonts defined in the PDF spec.

Fear not, we also ship additional trust policy files that hosts can install for you in order to enable the specific trust settings we need.

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About James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.

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